FIBA Asia Cup, India Surprises The World
India, ranked 61st in the world, stunned the world when they beat China, ranked 12th, in the third round of the FIBA Asia Cup.
India’s coach, the American Scott Flemming, was surprised by the fact that this was India’s first ever win against China. “In fact, I’m more surprised that this was the first win for India against China. Because we have a lot of potential and this should have happened much earlier,” said Flemming.
“I’m so happy for these players. And I’m so happy for the country. I’ve coached for 32 years in the USA, and the only reason I came here, win or lose, was to make a difference in the lives of these players.
"There were a few questions asked when we won in January (the Lusofonia Games gold medal beating Angola). I think this win last night adds credibility to that earlier victory. With this win, we are no longer a team with just potential. We can also perform to prove it,” Flemming added.
India followed up their win against China with another win against Indonesia in round 4. India’s next match will be against Iran on Tuesday, July 15th.
Let’s go India.
-The Flame Staff, Sports, Current Events, India